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Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:03 -0400

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:03 -0400

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Analysis Of GOP Senator Bob Corker’s Dire Warnings And A Conversation With Children’s Author Sandra Boynton

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, openly feuds with President Trump, then, a conversation with best-selling children's author and illustrator, Sandra Boynton.

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The Challenge Of Defending Our Civil Liberties And Ta-Nehisi Coates On Trump, Race, And Finding His Voice

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

National Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole, on defending our civil liberties and Atlantic Magazine national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates on why Donald Trump is America's "first white president"

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On Faith, Sacrifice and Forgiveness With Novelist Alice McDermott And The Religious Symbolism Of Taking A Knee

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

A conversation with National Book Award winning author Alice McDermott about her latest work, "The Ninth Hour." Then, a religious perspective on the symbolism behind "taking a knee."

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How Trump Is Changing The Presidency And The Real Story Of The Da Vinci Code’s Warrior Monks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".

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Business Not As Usual In Washington And NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins On Cutting Edge Research

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump's possible deal with congressional Democrats on DACA and what Robert Mueller may be learning about Trump's business dealings, then, news from NIH on gene editing, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy.

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President Trump’s Surprise Deal With Congressional Democrats And Understanding The North Korean Threat

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump's surprise move to side with congressional Democrats on a short term fix for government funding and the debt ceiling raises new questions about other legislative agenda items: What's likely to get done and what's not, and then, understanding the threat from North Korea.

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Republicans Struggle To Govern And Democrats Search For A Message

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Trumps disparages his Attorney General, Senate Republicans try to overcome differences on healthcare, and Democratic leaders try to re-engage with voters: NY Times reporter Peter Baker on what's going on in Washington and Democrat Jason Kander on how the Democratic Party can grab the momentum.

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Inside Washington And Using Smart Phone Data To Treat Mental Illness

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

CNN senior congressional reporter, Manu Raju, on healthcare, meetings with Russians and other Washington news stories, then, how smart phones could be used to help treat diagnose and treat mental illness

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Our Opioid Addiction Crisis And A Theatrical Take On Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Two perspectives on the magnitude of the the opioid addiction crisis we face in this country, then, what a new play based on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia teaches us about political polarization and compromise.

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The Retreat Of Western Liberalism And How Charlotte Bronte Came To Write “Jane Eyre”

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Financial Times columnist Ed Luce explains what has given rise to populism in the West. Then, a Georgetown professor on the parallels between Charlotte Bronte's life and that of her famous protagonist Jane Eyre.

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